Internal Waiting List
At Merri we manage our own internal waiting list for existing families. At Merri we value the importance of families staying together, we therefore provide all siblings with a higher priority for a spot at Merri. Current families wishing to enlist additional children must register their child(ren) with the City of Darebin Central Register.
Internal families must also complete and lodge an internal Merri Internal Waiting List application form. Please note that your Merri Internal Waiting List application form date will be the same as your Darebin Child Care Registration Confirmation letter.
External Waiting List
External families wishing to enlist their child(ren) in our Child Care Program or Funded Kindergarten Program must register their child with the Darebin City Council Darebin Central Enrolments Register* by calling 8470 8825 or registering via the Darebin City Council online portal
Families can only register their child(ren) on the Darebin City Council Darebin Central Enrolments Register after the birth of their child. Please note that offer of places are made in line with the Australian Government Priority of Access Guidelines.
Note: Completion of the application form does not guarantee placement and we recommend you explore all child care options in your local area.
Please visit darebin.vic.gov.au for more details.
*We always strongly recommend that you register your child in the first instance before making a time to view the centre as all the information on your application form such as start dates, centre preferences etc is always updateable. Places on the Darebin Central Enrolments Register are allocated in line with the Australian Government Priority of Access Guidelines & the application date.